Faculty Profile

Jan Pedersen

Janice Petersen

Adjunct Clinical Faculty

Office: SHS 208

Education: BSN, University of Nebraska, 1975; MN, University of Washington, 1980. At SPU since 1982.

Jan Petersen has been involved with SPU and the Lydia Green Nursing Program intermittently for more than 30 years. As a master’s-prepared Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), she taught as regular faculty in SPU’s innovative RN to BSN FNP program the 1982–83 academic year. Over subsequent years, she has taught both theory and clinical practicum for both junior- and senior-level nursing courses.

Her professional experience ranges broadly, including in-patient intensive care, community clinics, student health clinics, and international service, as well as working with various public health and environmental exposure research projects. This eclecticism reflects a conscious decision to place a higher priority on family needs and relationships than on career advancement.

Why I Teach at SPU

Janice Petersen, Adjunct Clinical Faculty

“I teach at SPU in order to participate in molding the future of my profession. I especially value the focus of SPU’s vision of integrating one’s faith into one’s professional demeanor and actions.”